Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Week 3 in the life of a sunflower

No kidding! This is the same sunflower that I took a picture of  taken 7 ago!

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Treasure Hunt, Waterville Style

Waterville Public Library has some awesome programs planned for kids this summer. The first adventure began this past week with a Treasure Hunt in downtown Waterville. We followed the clues to find 10 'x's' around town. Here are a few pictures the we took on our adventure.

Waterville Pirate Treasure Hunt

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More about the Sunflower Bed

Years ago I talked about this cool book:

It is full of fun gardening ideas. Even more, it is beautiful to look through.
One of the things I learned from this lovely book is to mark out my garden using kitchen flour.

So here is a picture of the sunflower bed just before the seeds went in the ground.

And here is the garden after the seeds have been bedded and watered.

Here is one of the first babies, just a week after planting.

I put a rock next to this baby. My hope is to take its picture at least weekly.
It is going to grow to somewhere between 8 and 12 feet!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Birth of a Garden

I tweeted this morning, "I think I will plant some sunflower seeds today." It's a fairly straightforward tweet, isn't it? What I didn't include in my 140 characters, is that I didn't have a place to plant them. The day was spent creating a place for my sunflower seeds to grow.

Here is what it looked like this morning:

Here is after the dug the outline:

Here is what it looks like tonight:

Maybe tomorrow I will plant my sunflower seeds.